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Executive Program Assistant – Portland, ME

Organization: Environmental Health Strategy Center

Position Title: Executive Program Assistant

Location: Portland, ME

Hours & Compensation: Full-time, exempt. Competitive salary.

Position Dates: One-year paid fellowship from approximately June 2013 – May 2014.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2013.

Posted On:  March 22, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The Environmental Health Strategy Center exists to protect human health from exposure to toxic chemicals. We promote safer alternatives and clean industry. We build partnerships that focus on environmental solutions as a public health priority.

Position Description:

The Executive Program Assistant will assist and support the organization’s Executive DIrector in carrying out high-level program development, policy research and analysis, advocacy, organizing, negotiations, communications, coalition building, organizational leadership, management and fundraising.  In the course of this work, the Executive Program Assistant will receive mentoring in methods for improving environmental public health, promoting an environmentally sustainable economy and sustaining a dynamic nonprofit organization, while providing administrative support to the chief executive.

This entry-level position is offered as a one-year paid fellowship designed for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in science, policy, technology or nonprofit organizational leadership related to environmental public health, sustainable business development or social change. For the complete job description, click here.


  1. Program Support – Assist the Executive Director in preparing program materials, policy

    research and analysis, and related program activities.

  2. Communications Support – Help the Executive Director monitor, prepare and disseminate written communications across multiple media.
  3. Administrative Support – Schedule meetings, organize travel logistics, maintain the calendar and provide related support to the Executive Director.
  4. Fundraising Support – Help coordinate meetings and communication with key donors on behalf of the Executive Director.
  5. Information Management – Help capture, process, and organize data and tasks to ensure effective management of Executive Director’s work load.


  • College degree required.
  • Outstanding academic performance, excellent writing skills, and a commitment to positive social change.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed and quick to respond to rapidly changing demands.
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail and follow-through while managing multiple tasks.
  • Tech savvy with at least intermediate computer skills and comfortable working on Mac computers.
  • Strong team player with good people skills.
  • Some relevant experience with nonprofit organizations or public issue campaigns preferred, but not required.
  • Highly capable administrative or business skills a plus.

How to Apply: Complete our simple application by April 1st and tell us why you’re our Executive Program Assistant:

Contact Information: 

Environmental Health Strategy Center,

565 Congress St., Suite 204, Portland, ME 04101

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